Accession Number : AD0164996

Title :   Hull Inspection Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McKinley,Larry E. ; Johnson,Clarence S. ; Langille,Justin E. , III

Report Date : 26 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to an articulated boom suspended from a catamaran-like vessel which carries an observation compartment. Controls articulate the boom to place the compartment at a desired location, for example, to allow a close inspection of the bottom of a ship's hull. Life support conduits connect the compartment to the surface and safety equipment is included to permit an emergency exit should there be system failure.

Descriptors :   *Ship hulls, *Inspection, *Patents, Positioning devices(Machinery), Life support, Booms(Equipment), Safety equipment

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE